Pomfret Fish Fry is a spicy roast made with basic spice powders using Pomfret fish variety.
This is a recipe I got to know from a family friend. I know I end up sharing mostly nonveg recipes on this space.
The reason being, almost all the nonvegetarian recipes are from Amma. Either she makes or tells me to make, which ends up me picking up the recipe, just when I make and promptly forget what's gone in. So when I sit down to write, I again have to confirm the ingredients. If I do not get that right away from her, she forgets, and then the cycle repeats.
Anyway the recipe today is from a family friend, who had invited us for a meal and cooked up a feast. This has been sitting in the drafts for so long, that I decided it's time for this to come out! Parents have known this family for over 40 years, even before I was born. And ever since I knew this uncle, I have been calling him Mama. His wife is an exceptional cook, who can whip up lip-smacking nonvegetarian dishes in no time. And her feasts are no less than 5 -6 dishes, of all varieties.
We visited them after many years and it was a repeat of her non-stop cooking. I had to remind her a couple of times that Mom and I were vegetarians. They simply couldn't accept that and were so upset. However, I said I would gladly click pictures of what she cooks and she was so thrilled. I just checked and realized that it's been so long since this happened!
Read about the Vegetable Biryani with Soya, Brussels Sprouts and Beans and Kathirikai Curry
This Pomfret Fish fry was something both the husband and wife cooked in minutes.
Pomfret Fish Fry
Pomfret Fish - 1/2 Kg
Oil for shallow frying
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste - 1 tsp
Rava + Bread Crumbs - 2 tbsp
Rice Flour 1 tsp
Onion circles for sides.
How to make the Pomfret Fish Fry
Wash pomfret, pat dry, cut it's tail and side wings.
For the First coating, mix in ginger garlic paste, salt, lemon juice, chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder, make a paste and apply on fish, keep for 10 mins.
On a plate mix the bread crumbs, Rava, and rice flour along with a pinch of salt. Now take the fish and roll over this mix. Let it coat completely. Gently pat down the excess coating. Continue with the rest.
Heat a pan with enough oil, and shallow fry the fish on both sides on medium heat.